Saint John Police Department

  • Agency: Saint John Police Department
  • Address: 115 E 4th St, Saint John, 67576 KS
  • Chief:
Phone: (620) 549-3443
Fax: 620 549-6662

Saint John Police Department is located at 115 E 4th St, Saint John, 67576 KS. The Saint John Police Department phone number is (620) 549-3443.

Saint John Police Department News

On 6-15-18 at approx. 1530 hrs. the St. John Police Department investigated a report of a hit and run in the 200 block of W. South St. An unknown vehicle, believed to possibly be a light colored truck or SUV, left the alley east bound at a high rate of speed. It appears the driver lost control and struck a trailer parked on private property. The suspect vehicle will possibly have damage to the front end and under carriage. If anyone has information relating to this crime please contact Stafford County Communications at 620-549-3247. Chief Adam Sayler

As harvest begins, we would like to remind everyone of the established truck route in the city limits of St. John. Prairie, Pearl, Monroe, Main, Exchange, and Nutting streets are not open to truck traffic. The established route starts at Highway 281 and first Street, goes to Broadway, then south to the elevator. Please use the same route to exit.

This badge was found in the safe today in City Hall. One source has told us it was probably worn by Marshal Art Baker in the 50’s. We’d love to know more about it if anyone else has information.

ST. JOHN IS NOW A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH CITY!!! The public is invited to attend the next Neighborhood Watch meeting to be held at the Stafford County Annex on July 9th at 7:00 p.m. Learn what it means for St. John to be a Neighborhood Watch City and what you can do to partner with the St. John Police Department to make St. John an even better place to live. For questions or more information please contact Chief Adam Sayler at 620-549-3208.

Please join us tonight in the basement of the Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library at 7:00 p.m. to discuss launching a neighborhood watch program. Those attending are encouraged to bring their ideas and please also think about whether or not you would be willing to serve on a board to help with decision making. Chief Adam Sayler

We are late in posting, but on behalf of the St. John Police Department and Stafford County Sheriff's Office we would like to thank the the citizens of St. John and the visitors for a safe and successful Jubilee 2018! All events appeared to go smoothly without any major incidents responded to by, or reported to our Departments. We appreciate the opportunity to serve our Community, especially when we can have fun right beside you. #jubilee2018 #memorialday2018 #wewillneverforget Chief Adam Sayler

Please be aware that the streets around the square will be blocked off starting now until the end of the Jubilee celebration. We apologize for any inconvenience.

****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**** On 5-18-18 at approx. 03:30 hours Officers with the St. John Police Department and Stafford County Sheriffs Office responded to the area of 6th and Broadway for a disturbance. Upon arrival an adult male was located who had trespassed on private property and was acting in an irrational and erratic manner. According to the Officers' observations the adult male was believed to be intoxicated and/or in an altered mental state from the effects of an unknown narcotic or simulated narcotic. The adult male was booked into the Rice County Jail on charges of Criminal Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Thank you to the Officers for their quick response and effectively resolving the disturbance. Chief Adam Sayler

I feel fortunate as the Chief of Police and as a citizen of our community that we do not have traditional cold cases such as murders, missing children, etc. The fountain on the southwest corner of Brown Park has been beautifully rebuilt, but an active investigation continues as to who was responsible for destroying it with an unknown explosive device. We will continue to seek information regarding this case until this solved. If you have information about this crime, please call crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Chief Adam Sayler

***PUBLIC NOTICE*** June 4, 2018 we will be holding the first meeting to establish a neighborhood watch program at the community room in the basement of the Library at 7:00 p.m. The main goal of the meeting will be to educate the public on how the program works, establish leadership for the program, and set goals and expectations.

We are late in posting, but Thank You to all who came out Friday evening to wish Master Patrolman Charlie Brown well as he moves on to a new career and community. It was fun to hear all of the stories that have accumulated over his 8 years of service to St. John. You will be missed, Charlie! Enjoy your last rounds of patrol today. Chief Adam Sayler

Don’t forget to come by the annex today from 4-6 to wish farewell to Master Patrolman Charles Brown!

Citizens of St. John Our Department is wanting to know if there is any interest within the community of starting a neighborhood watch program. These types of programs have been very successful in larger cities, and we would partner with the community to utilize the neighborhood watch approach to essentially have a "town watch." We are asking you, the community, because the success of these programs depend a lot of the involvement of community members to be board members, etc. and hold meetings. We would be a part in facilitating and participating in the meetings and work together to continue to make St. John a safe place to live, work and play. If we have interest we will schedule the first meeting in the very near future.

****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**** On 4-14-18 at approx. 0300 hours the St. John Police Department received a report of suspicious activity in the 100 block of S. Prairie. The Officer on duty conducted a traffic stop with the suspected vehicle and items of stolen property were recovered that had been taken from a residence resulting in the arrest of the driver and criminal charges filed on the passenger.. Further investigation revealed the items stolen from the residence in the 100 block of S. Prairie, had previously been stolen form a residence in the 900 block of N. West. On 4/24/18 at approx. 1726 hours Officers with the St. John Police Department, Stafford Police Department, Macksville Police Department, Stafford County Sheriffs Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, and the Barton County Sheriffs Office K-9 Unit executed a search warrant in the 100 block of S. Prairie in St. John, KS. The purpose of the search warrant was to recover narcotics as well as items of stolen property. Numerous items of drug paraphernalia and narcotics were seized from the residence including suspected methamphetamine and marijuana. These cases could not have been successfully investigated and referred for prosecution without reports from vigilant citizens. Thank you to the community and Officers who helped and continue to help us make our community a safer place to live. Chief Adam Sayler

The city of St. John, KS, pop. 1250, is seeking qualified applicants with an un-compromising commitment to integrity, character, compassion, community, and selflessness for the position of full time Patrol Officer. Interested applicants must be willing to work all shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as well as required on-call time. Officers are provided the best of equipment including all uniforms and duty gear, body armor, advanced load-out body armor and medical equipment for active shooter/high threat incidents, laptop computer, cell phone, and up to date patrol vehicles with wi-fi. Boots are not provided as part of the uniform. Although we issue a Class A uniform, Officers currently enjoy a relaxed BDU style uniform with external body armor carrier that is worn the majority of the time. Our Police Department has a long standing tradition of excellence and is recognized is the State of Kansas as a leader among Departments of similar size. We currently have an authorized strength of 4 full time Officers, with the possibility of adding part-time Officers in the near future. Our current staff of 3 full time Officers and 1 part-time Officer has a combined 52 years of Law Enforcement Experience. Along with the best in equipment, we also provide our Officers the opportunity to seek advanced level training and personal / professional development. The opportunity for promotion to Master Patrolman is available after 3 years of service with our Department if requirements for promotion are met. If you are looking for a Police Department in which you will be considered a member of a team and not just a co-worker, as well as be a part of a community that has long supported its Police Department, I encourage you to apply to join us. Currently certified and non-certified applicants are invited to apply. Minimum requirements require a High School diploma or GED, must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 years of age, have a valid Kansas drivers license or the ability to attain on at time of employment, have NO criminal record or Brady/Giglio issues. Candidates will be required to pass a physical exam, drug screen, psychological exam, and possibly a written exam. Non-Certified Officers start at $14.00/hr Certified Officers pay commensurate with experience On-call pay is $40 per pay period up to 20 hours, $80 per pay period up to 40 hours, and $2/hr over 40 hours. Applications may be obtained by contacting the St. John City Office, 115 E. 4th St. John, KS 67576, by calling 620-549-3208, or by emailing Chief Adam Sayler at contactsjpd@yahoo.com The City of St. John is an EOE. Position open until filled.

The dog in the below picture was ran over and the owner is unable to find it. If you see the dog please contact 620-321-0916 or 620-562-0915.

****SAVE THE DATE**** Please mark your calendars for a going away party for Master Patrolman Charles Brown on Friday May 11 from 4-6 pm. The location will be determined at a later date.

Information shared from Kansas Highway Patrol Technical Trooper Jeff Schawe. Kuddos to our High School SAFE Team Members and our community! The St. John High School SAFE team has completed the final seat belt survey for the 2017-2018 school year. This year proved to be another successful year! The baseline (beginning of the year survey) resulted in 72% drivers and passengers belted and the final survey, that was just completed this month, resulted in 85% drivers and passengers belted! Back in 2013 when the SAFE program was first introduced to Stafford County-St. John High School had a baseline result of 62% of drivers and passengers belted. With these kind of number increases over of the years it shows that this program has created a positive behavioral change within the community. And although these numbers show the increase in seat belt usage they do not show all of the positive changes that have come from the other safety messages the SAFE team has presented throughout the year.

We are once again taking applications to fill a future vacancy in our Department. An opportunity to be a part of a great team and make a difference with a rewarding career in Law Enforcement. The city of St. John, KS, pop. 1250, is seeking qualified applicants with an un-compromising commitment to integrity, character, compassion, community, and selflessness for the position of full time Patrol Officer. Interested applicants must be willing to work all shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as well as required on-call time. Officers are provided the best of equipment including all uniforms and duty gear, body armor, advanced load-out body armor and medical equipment for active shooter/high threat incidents, laptop computer, cell phone, and up to date patrol vehicles with wi-fi. Boots are not provided as part of the uniform. Although we issue a Class A uniform, Officers currently enjoy a relaxed BDU style uniform with external body armor carrier that is worn the majority of the time. Our Police Department has a long standing tradition of excellence and is recognized is the State of Kansas as a leader among Departments of similar size. We currently have an authorized strength of 4 full time Officers, with the possibility of adding part-time Officers in the near future. Our current staff of 3 full time Officers and 1 part-time Officer has a combined 52 years of Law Enforcement Experience. Along with the best in equipment, we also provide our Officers the opportunity to seek advanced level training and personal / professional development. The opportunity for promotion to Master Patrolman is available after 3 years of service with our Department if requirements for promotion are met. If you are looking for a Police Department in which you will be considered a member of a team and not just a co-worker, as well as be a part of a community that has long supported its Police Department, I encourage you to apply to join us. Currently certified and non-certified applicants are invited to apply. Minimum requirements require a High School diploma or GED, must be a U.S. citizen, at least 21 years of age, have a valid Kansas drivers license or the ability to attain on at time of employment, have NO criminal record or Brady/Giglio issues. Candidates will be required to pass a physical exam, drug screen, psychological exam, and possibly a written exam. Non-Certified Officers start at $14.00/hr Certified Officers pay commensurate with experience On-call pay is $40 per pay period up to 20 hours, $80 per pay period up to 40 hours, and $2/hr over 40 hours. Applications may be obtained by contacting the St. John City Office, 115 E. 4th St. John, KS 67576, by calling 620-549-3208, or by emailing Chief Adam Sayler at contactsjpd@yahoo.com The City of St. John is an EOE. Position open until filled.

Picked up at the Short Stop. Call dispatch at 620-549-3247 to claim.

Some of our applicants for our police officer position have asked about rentals in St. John. In particular what is available with at least three bedrooms. If anyone has that information and could let us know it would be appreciated.

"We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams." Jimmy Carter

We apologize, the previous post was a mistake. The paperwork we received was not for VIN inspections. We will let you know when those forms are received.

We have been re-stocked with VIN Inspection forms for those of you that might need VIN Inspections in the future. Please call 620-549-3247 if you require this service.